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#215503 - 11/18/11 03:25 PM Tights
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The "preppy look".....I love wearing colored tights in the winter with corduroy skirts or long dresses. And, since we do outdoor retail year round, I want to layer as much as possible. Now to FIND them was a challenge....especially made in the USA.

Having not been in a retail store in a very long time (I shop thrift stores mostly), I ventured into Kohls....after all, I did not want used tights!

They had lots of sales on Vera Wang's stuff, Simply Vera...made in the USA! Thankfully the ones I found were on sale....got some thigh-high avocado green tights, stretch leggings in black and a pair of decorative brown cable-knit look tights.

I'm so excited!

(after looking in Walgreen's and finding "Made in China" stuff, I walked out".

Anywhere else wear them?

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#215507 - 11/18/11 06:41 PM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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Di,
Those sound great. I wear the heavy pantyhose underneath my jeans and dress slacks in the winter. Kushyfoot microfiber tights are nice, too. Glad you found what you like. I also like the cable-knit look!
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#215510 - 11/18/11 07:52 PM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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Di, I used to wear tights all the time, but haven't for years as I too, found it hard to source them. (I also don't spend much time shopping in retail stores anymore.)

I'm a catalog and online shopper, and wasn't finding much that way. So I switched to knee socks and log pants.

I will go check the Kohl's website, and maybe I will be joining y'all in tights this winter...
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#215511 - 11/18/11 10:33 PM Re: Tights [Re: Anne Holmes]
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For me, less is better. I normally wear skirts with sandals in summer. In winter I might wear closed-toe shoes with ankle socks under pants or jeans, but only when it's too cold for sandals. Fortunately, my workplace is casual - I don't think I could go back to wearing pantyhose or tights now.
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#215515 - 11/19/11 02:51 PM Re: Tights [Re: yonuh]
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yonuh,
Well, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Good thing we're all different. It'd be mighty boring otherwise. You live in a much warmer climate than I. So I fully understand what you're saying!
Happy Thanksgiving lady!
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#215523 - 11/20/11 02:28 AM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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I wore my "Simply Veras" today.....LOVE them.but then, it went up to the mid-high 60's.

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#215526 - 11/20/11 02:21 PM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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I'll have to try those Simply Veras, Di.
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#215880 - 12/22/11 11:14 PM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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I wore tights underneath my jeans this morning when I took the dog for a walk. Just having that extra layer sure helped keep me warm!
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#215882 - 12/23/11 02:19 AM Re: Tights [Re: Sandy N.]
Di Offline
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I wear my Vera's underneath long johns...THEN, leg warmers, then jeans.

When you do outdoor retail, the body can be mighty cold!

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#215894 - 12/24/11 12:25 AM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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Di, do you live in Alaska? That's a lotta clothes! Just kidding. Actually, I understand that when you're outdoors for quite a while--especially if you're not participating in a sport--you can get cold real quick.
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#215896 - 12/24/11 12:33 AM Re: Tights [Re: Sandy N.]
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I had to drag out my down jacket today - I get to wear it maybe once a year and today was it!! lol
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#215898 - 12/24/11 01:08 AM Re: Tights [Re: Sandy N.]
Di Offline
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I do not think I would last living in Alaska! After being in NM for over 24 years. I'm getting colder and colder. Prob from getting older and older!

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#215900 - 12/24/11 01:44 AM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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I know what you mean, Di!

Back in my teens and 20s, living in Madison, WI, I was never really THAT cold in the winter. I remember in college walking a few blocks to a winter formal dance wearing strappy heeled sandals, and a thin evening dress, and not being excessively cold, even though my feet were partially bare. (I probably had some sort of wrap on my body, but I don't recall the specifics.)

In my 30s when I met Steve, I often skipped wearing a coat in the winter, especially if I was errand-running or traveling to and from work. (Oh I'd put the coat in the car, in case I got stranded and had to walk and/or push the car out of a snowbank, but I didn't WEAR it!)

That ability to withstand the cold lasted through my 40s, but it's gone now. These days I wear a coat, hat and gloves - and sometimes even a scarf -- just to walk down my driveway to the mailbox! I turn on the gas fireplace or sit under a blanket to watch TV at night, and I sleep under more blankets than Steve does.

And let's not forget that I can't get to sleep at night unless I have first gotten myself nice and warm with a hot bath!

I don't know what happened to my ability to tolerate cold. Must be a menopausal thing, I guess.

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#215902 - 12/24/11 02:05 AM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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Di, I also meant to mention that NOT ALL parts of Alaska are that cold.

Anchorage, for example, is really never colder than it gets here in the Midwest. Though their summers don't get anywhere near as hot as we have them.

Here's a chart of average temps in Anchorage. and here's one for Chicago, Illinois.

As you can see, January in Anchorage averages a low of 9 and a high of 22; while in Chicago, we're only a little bit warmer with an average low of 14 and average high of 30.
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#215905 - 12/24/11 07:01 PM Re: Tights [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Right, Anne. I find that the older I get, the less I tolerate temperature extremes. I don't think it's just menopause though as my partner is having the same issues with temperature extremes. (Do men go through womenpause??)
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#215913 - 12/25/11 05:21 PM Re: Tights [Re: yonuh]
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DH is getting to where he cannot tolerate the cold like he used to either. We now where insulated bib overalls...in winter...in New Mexico!

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#215992 - 01/02/12 07:01 PM Re: Tights [Re: Di]
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Warm! I need anything warm, today! Tomorrow the high temp is suppose to be less than 20 degrees. Burrrrrrr...
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#215994 - 01/02/12 08:17 PM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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Yikes that's cold!!!
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#215995 - 01/03/12 02:04 PM Re: Tights [Re: yonuh]
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Yes. And yesterday afternoon I came down with the flu. Feeling miserable all over. When I got up this morning, the temp was
13 degrees above zero. Now it's 11 degrees above zero. It snows on and off and the wind is high. But the temps are suppose to
moderate in a couple days. Looking forward to that!
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#215998 - 01/03/12 03:37 PM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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Sorry you're ill,jabber.Take care of yourself and feel better soon!


Edited by yonuh (01/03/12 03:38 PM)
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#215999 - 01/03/12 04:31 PM Re: Tights [Re: yonuh]
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Thank you, yonuh!
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#216000 - 01/03/12 05:42 PM Re: Tights [Re: yonuh]
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Get plenty of fluids and rest, Jabber. I hope you are feeling better soon.

AS for me, I am feeling healthy, but I just can't get warm. It's 19 degrees here and sunny. But we have been experiencing quite a wind -- and that makes it feel like about zero...
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#216001 - 01/03/12 09:05 PM Re: Tights [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Thank you. I think the wind chill here is below zero. The temp has been 10 degrees all day. The honey helps the sore throat;
but my eyes are watering; sinuses are a mess and I can't breathe even though I've been inhaling steam and keeping really warm. Will be glad when this episode passes. I've wasted an entire day just trying to get well. And my New Year's resolution was use time more wisely. LOL... Haven't done one productive thing all day. I hope none of U get this bug, whatever it is. It's a bummer!!!
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#216003 - 01/04/12 03:45 AM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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Oh Jabber, you have my sympathy! My body's weakest area is my lungs, and I've had pneumonia a couple of times since 2000. It is not something I want to experience again...

That whole not being able to breathe thing - even when you're inhaling steam -- is awful. My lungs are almost aching, just reading what you are going through!

Be good to yourself, and if you aren't feeling any better by tomorrow, call your doctor.
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#216011 - 01/04/12 01:44 PM Re: Tights [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Thanks Anne. I'm thinking one day of staying low and I'll bounce back. At least that's what I'm hoping for. I don't think the temps got above 10 degrees above zero yesterday. It was 6 degrees at 6 p.m. It's still only 10 degrees this morning.
Geese. I need some warmth.
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#216016 - 01/04/12 07:32 PM Re: Tights [Re: jabber]
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Warmth might be heading your way, Jabber. We here in the Midwest are being treated to sunny days with highs in the 40s for the next few days.

Don't know where this warmth is coming from, but we haven't yet had any appreciable snow, and if I didn't mention it before, I actually saw a blooming dandelion in my lawn last week...

My daughter's birthday is coming up, and I'll never forget the bone chilling weather we experienced the week she was born. I recall being in the labor room and the windows were rattling from the Arctic winds. Not to mention that my husband and the hospital staff had to keep going outside to start their cars to make sure the batteries didn't die.

The saddest sign of the cold was the dozen red roses my then-hubbie gave me to celebrate the birth of our daughter. They never fully opened: froze between the florist's van and the hospital door! (And this was a reputable florist, who knows how to handle deliveries and probably would have replaced them if I'd thought to ask...)

Somehow, with wind chill factored in, I recall those days as being in the minus 40s... And who wouldn't prefer today's plus 40s to that?
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#216340 - 02/03/12 09:03 PM Re: Tights [Re: Anne Holmes]
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I've been snowmobiling in below 40 degree weather, way back when. Don't like subzero temps anymore.

Have you seen the new Spring clothing styles; the colors are bright; it's bird, butterfly and cat motif; stripes and bright colors. I like it. I like the high, wedge heels on other people but not on myself, afraid of turning and damaging the anklebone.
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